Samuel L. Jacks told the LA Times Hero Complex blog that negotiations to put him in the role of Nick Fury in any Marvel Studios films have broken down because “there seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world.”
“I saw [‘Iron Man’ and ‘Iron Man 2′ director] Jon Favreau at the Scream Awards and we had a conversation. He said, ‘I hope things are working out for you because we’re writing stuff for you.’ Then all of a sudden last week I talked to my agents and manager and things aren’t really working that well.”
Here’s the full quote:
“There was a huge kind of negotiation that broke down. I don’t know. Maybe I won’t be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury won’t be in it. There seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world so [they’re saying to me], ‘We’re not making that deal.'”
When contacted, Marvel Comics suggested that they still want Jackson to play the part
“Marvel does not comment on active negotiations,” was the boilerplate repsonse, but there was that emphasis on the word “active” in the voice of the spokesman who phoned me back.